My week got a little crazy on my, but I didn’t want to let the holiday arrive without taking a moment to wish each and every one of you a very Happy Thanksgiving. And yes, that includes international readers. You may not celebrate our U.S. holiday, but I know you have much to be thankful for.
In the past week, I’ve had turkey taco salad for dinner five times. I’ve had turkey sandwiches for lunch 3 times. So when someone asks me what I’m having for Thanksgiving, my answer is, “Anything but turkey!”
My family goes out for Thanksgiving dinner, even though the hectic schedules that instigated the tradition have long since disappeared. The restaurant we go to is more cafeteria-style than anything else, which has the lone bright note of offering reasonable portions and zero leftovers. The food isn’t bad, exactly, just rather ordinary. Oh well, it’s all about the family time anyway.
I’ve set myself up nicely for the holiday, sticking to both nutritional and exercise goals really well. Today was supposed to be a strength training day, but with a temp approaching 70° and sunshine, I headed to the park for an hour instead. Good thing, too, as I just read that tomorrow night, we’re under a winter storm warning for possible sleet and snow.
If the roads are clear Friday morning (and they probably will be given the recent warm spell), I’ll probably hit one or two stores for Black Friday sales–JCPenney and Sports Authority are the most likely candidates–but you won’t catch me busting down any doors. I get there early, but I have no patience for standing in line or people snatching and grabbing merchandise.
The only other thing I have planned, at present, is to spend some time catching up on your blogs! I’m only a day or two behind, but it feels like longer. Your stories are so uplifting and intriguing, and I feel the absence when I’m not able to maintain a regular schedule. Thank you for taking the time to share your wisdom and your struggles, and for not blocking me from commenting.
Wishing you a safe, healthy, and very happy Thanksgiving holiday (and/or Thursday.)